• Allgäu erleben
Aktivitäten Bäder, Saunen Badeseen, Freibäder Berge Brauchtum, Sitten Burgen, Schlösser Camping Fahrrad fahren Hütten Klettern Museen Sehenswertes Spaziergänge Städte und Orte Urlaub mit Kindern Veranstaltungen Wanderungen Eisbahnen, Seen Schneeschuhtouren Skigebiete Winterrodelbahnen Winterwanderwege
Allgäu Travel Guide
allgaeu-erleben.com is a travel guide website in German with many hundreds of articles. Follow this link to get an English translation with Google Translate. This translation is automated and therefore can create funny and sometimes misleading texts, sometimes proper names are translated, which makes no sense at all. But you'll get an idea of the region and its attractions and maybe some entertainment from it. The text on this page is the only one of this site originally written in English and I hope it is better than the autotranslated.
IntroductionThe Allgäu (or Allgaeu, as ae is a replacement for ä) is the southernmost part of Germany, bordering to and in the Alps. It stretches across two German states, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg and also, depending on definition, into Austria. It is a holiday region in summer and in winter. Hiking, skiing, relaxing, swimming - the Allgäu offers a lot of leisure facilities. There are many lakes suitable for swimming. The Allgäu Alps, which to a large part extend into Austria, overlap, but are not identical with the region Allgäu.
On this site, you will find many interesting places in different categories, described with personal impressions. All locations can also be found on the map, all the names are in the glossary.
Getting along with EnglishMost people in Allgäu learned English in school, so in theory, almost everybody should speak at least a few basic words of English. Generally, many people will understand you in cities and in tourist regions. There could be problems communicating in English in very remote areas, but then, in some valleys deep in the mountains, it is also hard to communicate in High German.
As most tourists are still German or German speaking, international guests from around the world are now common and welcome, not only in touristic hot spots like Neuschwanstein.
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Stoffelberg to the Allgäu Alps, Oberstdorf mountains with Nebelhorn, Schnippenkopf, Marchspitze, Rubihorn, Großer Krottenkopf, Öfnerspitze, Krottenspitze, Schattenberg, Fürschießer, Kratzer, Trettachspitze, Mädelegabel, Hochfrottspitze, Himmelschrofen, Bockkarkopf, Hohes Licht, Linkerskopf, Biberkopf and Mittag.
The ski flying hill above a sea of clouds, seen from Grünten. Sometimes the clouds are so low that even the lowest mountains overtop them (inversion).
Burgkirche Schöllang in front of the Rubihorn, seen from the Iller cycling route.
Kempten, the biggest city in Allgäu.
Grünten and Eschacher Weiher. The mountains in the background left of Grünten are Gaishorn and Rauhhorn, right Daumengruppe and Hornbach Chain. The bright glow to the right is from the cities Immenstadt and Sonthofen.
Most famous is the fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein.
Around 1900 in Allgäu, a farmer in Hellengerst makes hay. Photo from "Die Allgäuer Alpen" by Max Förderreuther, Jos. Kösel'sche Buchhandlung, 1907.
Alle Angaben ohne Gewähr.
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